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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #6 of 1,208 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

from my brief research on the internet this place got awarded best degustation in 2013 thus we opted for a 7 courses menu. major mistakes. out of all the 7 there is only the lamb dish that i can truly enjoyed. the rest was rather just okay and some were a big let down. maybe its just my personal tastes... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Coming to Auckland represented a chance to try out the latest Cuisine ratings for restaurants. Thus starting from the top, Clooney was the logical choice especially as the other 3 hats were closed for Sunday. First impressions were that it was set out more as a night club than a restaurant with loungy furnitures and dim (too low) lighting. Service... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is our family's top dining in Auckland, Special Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries are memorable at Clooney's.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My fourth trip to Clooneys for the 7 course degustation with wine match. Service is always warm and unpretentious, staff are so knowledgable and passionate! New and innovative food everytime although the wine matching this trip was not as amazing. Finished off with a beautiful glass of Spanish sticky red and left with some homemade brioche and chia jam for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went last night to Clooney to celebrate. Had the seven course degustation menu - incredible flavour and food. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Love the decor and privacy ...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Last night we took mum and dad out to dinner. We had the resturant degustation menu. Each course was a tasting journey with a great blend of flavours while the integrity of the key ingredients were maintained. The service was impeccable. The price indicator on this is a little low in relation to the current cost and for us not... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the BEST dining experience I have ever has the pleasure of having. The atmosphere, the service, the incredible food... Perfection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I both had the 7 course degustation menu and I had the wine match. Absolutely fantastic food and the wine match with every course took it to another level. Great service with knowledgeable staff - would recommend to anyone looking for special and memorable dining experience in Auckland.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Clooney is simply impeccable. Creative menu, excellent wine list, flawless service, pleasant ambiance and atmosphere. Tried the five course chef's menu and simply loved everything. One of the best dinners I have experienced this side of the Rive Gauche. And they carry Ruinart Rosé...absolutely marvelous experience.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The five course degustation with a complimentary opening taster was amazing. Right up with The French Cafe and anything I have had overseas. The sommelier and waitress were both knowledgeable and helpful. Went with the brother and sister in law who own and run a luxury lodge and have keen interests in wine and food and they were also highly... More

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